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Old 02-11-2019, 07:36 AM   #51
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:33 PM   #52
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Well I got the old power train out and sold. Also got the new one in for a test fit. I have room to shift the engine forward so I will make that adjustment for final installation. Now I need to remove the trans and get the tail shaft changed out for the Dana 300 adapter.

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Old 02-17-2019, 11:49 PM   #53
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Dang, what you putting in there?
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:36 AM   #54
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dang, what you putting in there?


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Old 02-18-2019, 11:10 PM   #55
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Iím at a crossroad and needing ideas / advice.

After years of flat towing CJís I just learned that the Dana 300 is not suited to flat towing due to lack of lubrication of the rear output bearing when T-case is in neutral.

Since much of the point of this build was to have it to flat tow behind a motor home this is a problem!

Some research led me to Tri-county Gear in CA who used to do a old that welded slingers inside the case to spay lube on the output bearing. Well I called today and he actually suggest a 12v auxiliary oil pump powered by the tow vehicle to provide lube. This mod with parts is about $1000.

Are there other mod options or a better T-case alternative that would be better for a CJ that is flat towed often and at freeway speeds?
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:00 AM   #56
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Iím at a crossroad and needing ideas / advice.

After years of flat towing CJís I just learned that the Dana 300 is not suited to flat towing due to lack of lubrication of the rear output bearing when T-case is in neutral.

Since much of the point of this build was to have it to flat tow behind a motor home this is a problem!

Some research led me to Tri-county Gear in CA who used to do a old that welded slingers inside the case to spay lube on the output bearing. Well I called today and he actually suggest a 12v auxiliary oil pump powered by the tow vehicle to provide lube. This mod with parts is about $1000.

Are there other mod options or a better T-case alternative that would be better for a CJ that is flat towed often and at freeway speeds?


Disconnect the driveshafts?? 2min job with an impact drill. Hang them up with bungee cords.


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Old 02-19-2019, 09:15 AM   #57
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Disconnect the driveshafts?? 2min job with an impact drill. Hang them up with bungee cords.


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Pass. Pulling wrenches is the last thing on my mind when the wife and I finally get away together.

A driveshaft disconnect is an option but only slightly better....
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:55 AM   #58
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Look into the Moroso climbing gear lube.
It really works.
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:50 PM   #59
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Took Saturday off to walk the Lonestar Throwdown looking for ideas and inspiration, saw some cool stuff but not much that pertains to my build.

Today I got all brake lines off, radiator etc off and gas tank out. She is pretty neckid now. Next step will be welding frame plates and trussing the rear end, then I will be ready to paint the frame and running gear.

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Old 03-12-2019, 09:38 PM   #60
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I have been in bit of a tiz trying to figure out what to do about my T-case, while the trans was in the shop getting the D-300 adapter installed I learned that the D-300 is not suitable for extended flat towing, long story short I decided to go with an NP241D and a clocking ring so while I wait on that to arrive I went ahead with the install of the MORE Frame plates. I donít think I need them given condition of my frame but the return policy sucks and since there are less expensive alternatives on this site resale sucked as well.

The other expensive change was my thought of running my AMC 20 with 3.73ís for a while, a little time studying charts showed that I needed a much deeper gear so the Ford 9Ē is getting drug up from the pasture for a shortening, new axles and a new center chunk sporting 4.56ís most likely.

Iím also back to the plan of abrasive blasting the frame for a good paint job.

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Old 03-13-2019, 01:54 PM   #61
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that is gonna be a sweet build and an awesome hotrod with that LS swap
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:50 PM   #62
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Sourcing the t-case ended up being a way bigger ordeal than I thought. Turns out there were not very many 241ís made with passenger side front output and even fewer that had mechanical speedometer connection. This t-case I need was only made 2 years and only for straight front axle trucks (Blazer and Suburban)

Found one reman and gave too **** much for it....
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:01 PM   #63
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Have you made any more progress?
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Old 04-04-2019, 11:06 PM   #64
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Nothing that shows in pictures. Finally received the new T-case and slip yoke eliminator and that all got dropped off at the trans shop Tuesday, should be ready tomorrow. This has been my progress killer as I need to set engine/trans and fab the trans cross member before I can move the frame to paint. Hope to get cross member done this weekend.

9Ē rearend got dropped at gear shop today to be narrowed, gears changed and posi installed.

I really feel like Iím close to putting parts back on instead of taking stuff off!
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:14 AM   #65
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have warn lock out hubs installed on ends of rear axle shafts for flat towing
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:15 AM   #66
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i can put you in touch with the guy that does this if need be
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:20 AM   #67
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have warn lock out hubs installed on ends of rear axle shafts for flat towing


From what I read those kits are near impossible to find now.

I already have the NP241 installed, Ford 9Ē rear and Dana 44 front diffs are in the shop getting narrowed, rebuilt, re-geared & lockers.

Transmission mount is built and installed, I plan to get crossmember for the trac bar built this weekend and then frame will be ready to blast/paint.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:33 AM   #68
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Shocked I just now saw this. I'm jealous of yalls mechanical savvy. I do plan to do something similar with each of my kids one day to learn myself, teach them, and spend time with them via a unique experience.

Looks awesome. Do we know final color yet? Also, why not just get a car hauler and tow it on there to save mud grips and all the issues with the t-case?

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Old 05-04-2019, 09:43 AM   #69
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Shocked I just now saw this. I'm jealous of yalls mechanical savvy. I do plan to do something similar with each of my kids one day to learn myself, teach them, and spend time with them via a unique experience.

Looks awesome. Do we know final color yet? Also, why not just get a car hauler and tow it on there to save mud grips and all the issues with the t-case?

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Right now I have my mind set on a metallic silver with black top and bumpers.

Much of the towing will be to RV Parks that have little or no room to store trailers, canít usually get away with any more than a tow dolly.
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justfortowing.com they build and sell disconnecting drive shafts. I don’t know the price but my dad installed one of these on a ranger for towing behind a motor home it worked well.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:46 PM   #71
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i ran my dana 20 with 38 boggers for awhile upgraded axles with a lil over 400 hp under the hood and a heavy foot lots of rock climbing too...
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justfortowing.com they build and sell disconnecting drive shafts. I donít know the price but my dad installed one of these on a ranger for towing behind a motor home it worked well.


Thanks for the link, I looked into a couple of driveshaft disconnect options and they all had too much ďstuffĒ hanging down for a Jeep that will be off-roaded occasionally.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:48 AM   #73
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bboswell,
Really like that 4 way lug wrench mount on your tire carrier. Can you post some more pics of the top and bottom mounts and how you fabbed that up?
I'm running a CJ7 space is a premium.
I also dropped in a 5.7L a few years ago. You'll love the power.
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[QUOTE=BuffaloHump;14140081] Really like that 4 way lug wrench mount on your tire carrier. Can you post some more pics of the top and bottom mounts and how you fabbed that up?/QUOTE]

Me as well. Are you a welder by trade? Amazing looking welds... I am jealous
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:55 PM   #75
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Really like that 4 way lug wrench mount on your tire carrier. Can you post some more pics of the top and bottom mounts and how you fabbed that up?
I'm running a CJ7 space is a premium.
I also dropped in a 5.7L a few years ago. You'll love the power.


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Really like that 4 way lug wrench mount on your tire carrier. Can you post some more pics of the top and bottom mounts and how you fabbed that up?/QUOTE]



Me as well. Are you a welder by trade? Amazing looking welds... I am jealous


Sorry for delay.

Bottom is a bracket with a lug nut welded to it, lug keeps the 4-way from rotating into the Jeep or rattling against the carrier. Top is a cam hold down latch I found on Amazon.

While Iím a better than average hobby welder I canít take credit for the Tig work on these bumpers etc, I had my welder at the shop do those, Dude is a stud with a Tig torch!








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Old 05-12-2019, 02:23 PM   #76
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Thanks for posting the pics! That latch was what I needed.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:47 AM   #77
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Love the Scrambler!
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:51 PM   #78
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What about using a trailer to haul the Jeep on? Not really a money saver but it could be a multi use item. I never knew that about the D300
I just found this, might be an option. Tow the Jeep backwards and leave front hubs unlocked

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Old 05-16-2019, 01:25 AM   #79
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What about using a trailer to haul the Jeep on? Not really a money saver but it could be a multi use item. I never knew that about the D300
I just found this, might be an option. Tow the Jeep backwards and leave front hubs unlocked
Could The Tow Tower Be The Replacement For A Car Dolly? - YouTube


Trailer is not an option for most RV parks and flat towing is easier even when headed to the farm.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:17 AM   #80
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Seeing the price of these now I cant believe I ever sold my lifted 83 CJ8..

The one vehicle I regret selling to this day
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:49 AM   #81
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Seeing the price of these now I cant believe I ever sold my lifted 83 CJ8..

The one vehicle I regret selling to this day


I hear you and nearly went that way selling this and buying a newer model. Long story short, I hate the new models and I will end up way deeper in this build than I can ever recover even with the crazy Scrambler prices. Iím loving the process though even if multiple speed bumps have drastically pushed back my completion date
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:33 PM   #82
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Very nice!!!
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:02 PM   #83
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Very nice!!!


Dang! Look who the car dragged in!

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Old 05-29-2019, 07:59 AM   #84
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Looks like you've already spent the money on a t-case. Only thing that comes to mind, would be an Atlas with twin stick or the rear lock outs. I don't like the idea of drive shaft disconnects, although I know nuthin about them.


Good thing about a trailer....you can move it around with the Jeep. Cheaper than most of your options, too.
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:08 PM   #85
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Any more progress on this build?
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:38 PM   #86
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Cool build. I know you said that you already have the cross member built but I would suggest an upgrade to a 4L80E. The 60 more than likely will be ok due to the lower weight of the jeep vs a truck but if you are getting more HP from that 5.3 than stock you might be on borrowed time. If you keep the 60 I strongly suggest getting a aftermarket transmission cooler.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:42 PM   #87
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So much work!
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:05 PM   #88
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I have hit a pretty serious stall just due to life and lack of time. And the new front axle assembly was considerably late arriving which cost me a lot of time I had available.

All major parts are now in hand so this project should get back underway immediately following hunting season
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